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Communications Lead

  • Location

    Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

  • Sector:

    Admin & Clerical

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  • Salary:

    £15.81 - £16.81 per hour

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months +

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Communications Lead to join our client's offices based in on a temporary contract basis for months with the possibility of an extension. The client is looking for someone to start ASAP, working full time, 37 hours per week at £ p/h PAYE.

As the Communications Lead, your main duties will include:

  • Plan and deliver successful internal and external communication campaigns outlined in the Council's communication strategy
  • Lead on the delivery of key internal and external publications including copywriting and procuring photography
  • Use change communication best practice and insight to deliver effective and dedicated internal change campaigns or change elements in service campaigns
  • Ensure research and evaluation is carried out that measures success and demonstrates the contribution of all communication activity towards the Council's priority outcomes
  • Develop key relationships and opportunities within the Council and with key partners and external stakeholders including the media, suppliers, and national organisations that are beneficial for the Council and help deliver the Council's priorities
  • Work within the Council's vision and values and ensure that all decisions are taken in line with these at all times, including delivering value for money and the best outcome for customers
  • Generate commercial support for marketing initiatives through advertising sales and sponsorship in line with Council policy
  • Support the development of less experienced team members by sharing experience and knowledge and identifying opportunities for them to gain new skills
  • Ensure the Strategic Communication Manager, Senior Communication Manager, Media and Reputation Manager, directors, Chief Executive and members are kept up-to-date on communication activity by reporting the activity through the forward planner and through face-to-face communication
  • Take part in the weekly comms and media rota, logging media requests and ensuring they are owned and responded to within appropriate deadlines. As part of this role, identify opportunities to 'piggy-back' on media opportunities to communicate key messages

To be successful for this Communications Lead post you will need to have:

  • Relevant degree or professional qualification or significant experience in a similar role
  • Member of CIPR, CIM or other relevant professional bodies
  • Experience of working successfully in communications, public relations or journalism
  • Internal communication experience
  • A proven track record of developing and implementing successful audience-led communication strategies
  • Substantial and demonstrable understanding and experience of external and internal communication techniques, practices and current thinking
  • Experience of developing and delivering media coverage and communications campaigns which can drive residents' satisfaction and positive behaviour change

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